The holidays are full of delicious, warm, gooey treats…that spill onto carpets; laughing, bright-eyed children…who leave sticky handprints on armchairs; and soft light from flickering candles…that leave puddles of wax on your beautiful holiday table. With a bottle of White Wizard® Stain Remover at hand, we are confident your home will withstand any sticky spills, spatters, and splashes…without stains.
Pro Tip: No matter what the spill, for best results, always treat stains as soon as possible. Make sure the stain is removed from the affected area before running the clothing through the dryer to avoid setting the stain.
Butter on the Apron
Undoing a buttery mess on an apron or tablecloth begins with a (clean) butter knife: First, scrape the remaining butter off the fabric.
• Pretreat with a White Wizard® Stain Remover and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
• Launder, using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric to help dissolve the butter.
Grease on the Tea Towels
Grease will predictably spatter whenever you cook a big meal. Don’t fear. You have White Wizard® Stain Remover close at hand that will combat any grease from ham, turkey, or roast.
• Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent or liquid detergent booster.
• Launder using hottest water safe for fabric this will help dissolve the grease or oil.
• Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Apply White Wizard® Stain Remover to back of stain.
• Replace paper towels under stain frequently.
• Let dry, rinse. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.
Wine on the Carpet
Your uncle (who always talks with his hands) splashed red wine on the carpet during an animated conversation. Fortunately, you have the remedy on hand. Just remember, quick action is important with this stain.
• Wick as much of the wine as possible.
• Spray with a generous amount of White Wizard® Stain Remover and wick away with a clean towel.
• Repeat if necessary.
• Sponge the stain with cool water or soak it in cool water for about 30 minutes.
• Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
• Launder; if safe for the fabric, add chlorine bleach to the wash.
Lipstick on the Napkins
Your aunt recently flew into town, squeezing cheeks, imprinting “air” kisses on shirt collars, and leaving bright red marks on cloth napkins.
• To remove most lipstick stains, put the napkin stain down on top of a couple of layers of paper towel or absorbent towel.
• Dampen another towel with rubbing alcohol (70 or 90 percent), then dab the stained area.
• Look underneath and you should see lipstick on the paper towels. Keep at it until all the stain is gone. Some long-lasting lipsticks may need more work to get off.
Beverages on the Tablecloth
When the coffee you serve with dessert inevitably tips across the table, calmly grab the towel you tucked under your chair for this situation. Then:
• Soak up as much of the liquid as possible with the cloth.
• Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
• Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent, liquid detergent booster or paste of powder laundry product and water.
• Launder as recommended on the label.
Chocolate on the Couch
If a piece of chocolate pecan pie falls from your cousin’s plate onto the living room couch, you can graciously hand her another piece. Then remove all evidence of the oops.
• To begin, gently scrape off any excess chocolate.
• Pretreat with a White Wizard® Stain Remover.
• Launder in the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric.
• NOTE: If stain remains, rewash using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle Wax on the Table Runner
After the candlesticks that brightened your holiday table have been snuffed out, you see the wax drippings have pooled and cooled. Take a deep breath and grab a dull knife, a roll of paper towels, an iron, and White Wizard® Stain Remover.
• Scrape off surface wax with the knife.
• Place stain between two clean paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace paper towels frequently to absorb more wax and to avoid transferring stains.
• Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Sponge remaining stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover or cleaning fluid; blot with paper towels. Let dry.
• Launder as directed.
The holiday season can be very merry…and very messy. Just remember, when the turkey grease spatters or a glass of red wine tips over, spring into action with these couch and carpet saving tips from White Wizard® Stain Remover. For any other tricky holiday spills, visit our Stain Removal Guide for professional tips on stain removal.
From our family to yours, “Happy holidays!”